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Online Therapy with Couples 4/5: Anxiety and Crises

  • 14th Aug 2020
  • Brad Sachs

We all respond to crises in different ways. For couples, the Covid-19 pandemic may be causing rifts as each person resorts to contrasting coping mechanisms. Yet, observes psychologist and author Brad E. Sachs, partners often share more anxieties, and anxiety levels, than they think. In the penultimate part of his blog series, he explains how therapists can help couples to stabilise their anxiety and survive – or even thrive – in a crisis.

PESI UK Announces Free Children and Young People’s Mental Health Summit

  • 10th Aug 2020

What psychological impact are the coronavirus and racism crises having on young people? Ahead of school reopenings, PESI UK is announcing a three-day online Children and Young People’s Mental Health Summit from August 26-28. Titled ‘Empowering young people with resiliency to thrive during times of stress and uncertainty’, the summit will bring together leading voices including Peter Levine, Stephen Porges and Nicholas Kardaras – and it’s all completely free.

Online Therapy with Couples 3/5: Distribution of Labour

  • 7th Aug 2020
  • Brad Sachs

Couples working from home during the Covid-19 crisis have a unique chance to witness the pressures each partner experiences in daily domestic and vocational life. How can couples therapists maximise these opportunities? In the third part of his blog series, psychologist and author Brad E. Sachs explores the concept of relational justice, and suggests ways in which partners in lockdown can be helped to pay closer attention to each other.

Online Therapy with Couples 2/5: Reading the Virtual Room

  • 31st Jul 2020
  • Brad Sachs

Working remotely with couples in response to social distancing can feel like doing therapy in a ‘sensory-deprivation tank’. But it can also bring unexpected benefits. Psychologist and author Brad E. Sachs continues his timely blog series with an exploration of the pros and cons of online couples work – including the window we may obtain into their home environment and interactions.

Online Therapy with Couples 1/5: A Clinical Quarantine

  • 24th Jul 2020
  • Brad Sachs

How is Covid-19 impacting, and illuminating, our work with intimate partnerships? Beginning a new blog series about conducting online therapy with couples, psychologist and author Brad E. Sachs considers the way in which all couples therapy mimics quarantine – and the importance of establishing ground rules.

Supporting Schools After Lockdown 7/7: A Chance to Start Anew

  • 17th Jul 2020
  • Emma Connor

How can we shape an emotionally healthy education system in the wake of lockdown? Emma Connor, child psychotherapist and director of Your Space Therapies, concludes her blog series by sharing her formula for creating therapeutic school communities – and issuing a passionate plea to therapists and schools to seize this vital opportunity.

Loss and Gain in Lockdown Therapy with Refugees

  • 13th Jul 2020
  • Jude Boyles

Loosening boundaries, background intrusions, slow progress, physical exhaustion… and precious moments of domestic insight, laughter, and client autonomy. Jude Boyles looks back on her first 10 weeks of conducting online and phone therapy with resettled Syrian refugees.

Supporting Schools After Lockdown 6/7: The True Building Blocks of Resilience

  • 10th Jul 2020
  • Emma Connor

The concept of resilience can be unhelpful and even shaming when wielded without proper understanding, leading to the formation of false selves. In the penultimate part of her blog series supporting the reopening of schools, child psychotherapist and director of Your Space Therapies Emma Connor discusses her love-hate relationship with the term, and shares some ways in which schools can foster true resilience.

Gender Identity: The Importance of Personal Reflection

  • 6th Jul 2020
  • Madison-Amy Webb

Gender identity isn’t just a subject for our gender variant clients. We all have a gender identity, including those of us who may never have had cause to question it. Therapist and transgender consultant Madison-Amy Webb, the author of a recent practitioners guide to the subject, explains why giving thought to our own gender identity is an essential reflective practice for therapists.

Supporting Schools After Lockdown 5/7: Healing in Mutual Joy

  • 3rd Jul 2020
  • Emma Connor

Joy might not be the first item on the staff meeting agenda as schools reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic. But, argues Emma Connor, it can be the best medicine – for both pupils and teachers. In the fifth part of her blog series, the child psychotherapist and director of Your Space Therapies urges schools not to miss opportunities for mutual joy in the classroom, and suggests why a game of Hide and Seek should be in every teacher’s Covid-19 recovery box.